Monument record M9 - Moated site (possibly mill or house), West Leake


MOAT? (Medieval); MANOR HOUSE? (Medieval); MOAT? (Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 52789 26312 (255m by 193m)
Map sheet SK52NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish West Leake, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A homestead moat situated c 45.0m above sea level in a low lying situation; the S arm is filled by a water-filled brook and the N arm is predominantly marsh. The island is pasture covered and shows much disturbance; no positive building foundations were evident although stone walling can be seen in a ditch. A field road approaches the moat from the E. No local information was gained concerning the history of the site. (1)
Excavation by amateur group (late 60s/early 70s) allegedly found structural remains - possibly of a mill. (2)
See L301 for cross refs.

<1> Seaman BH, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1253.

<2> Wood O, 1984, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1432.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <2> Personal comment: Wood O. 1984. Pers Comm.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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